Pick up the camera, get into your walking shoes, and experience a day in the open air at Monte Sano State Park, a wonderful natural attraction to put on your to-do list.
It's located in Huntsville, which is approximately 160 miles (257 kilometers) from the state capital, Montgomery.
Those in search of somewhere convenient to stay a night or more can pick from 12 potential accommodations, all within 6 miles (10 kilometers) of Monte Sano State Park. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa and SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown are two places to consider.
If you're the kind of person that feels fine with modest furnishings, you may book a room at one of the few low-cost accommodations just a short drive away. A couple of the options include the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Huntsville and the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites.